Saturday, August 13, 2011

Trolley Service Lunch at Robuchon, Macau

Far from airplane lunch trolley service that only offers a chicken or fish option, that’s not what I’m referring to. Instead, I’m reminiscing about a Lunch back in February in Robuchon a Gelara, Macau that involved multiple trolleys and trolley service that I adore.

I don't think I've ever seen so many trolleys during one lunch. I really liked it. With every trolley rolled and stop at our table that makes the whole idea of dining entertaining and also about celebrating the time spent around the table through the spectacle of service.

Once we were tucked into our seats, the champagne trolley came, along with the admirable but rather ridiculous wine folder, which thanks to technology and perhaps through popular vote has been condensed into 10 pdf pages in an ipad. Once the bottle was decided and the bottle retrieved, on to our next trolley.

The butter trolley, this is my favourite of them all. Say no more, the only question that really matters is - salted or unsalted?

Bread Basket

The set lunch was classic, technical and well refined – everything that I expected from a Robuchon establishment. The fine tarte of mushrooms with foie gras was exceptionally yummy and his legendary pomme puree was really silky smooth and perfection.

oyster with seaweed buttered toast

Crab with Couscous

Fine Tarte of mushrooms with Foie Gras

artichoke veloute with duck breast and truffle infused floating island

scallop, squid farci and pearl vegetables

Seabass with truffle butter

Quail stuffed with foie gras

Pork with blood sausage

The dessert trolley, the ice cream trolley and then the cheese trolley, where there is the element of choice and opportunity cost. Should I have dessert, cheese, or both? And if I only have dessert, what should I have? I think that there is a big difference when the dessert menu comes on a piece of paper and when it is laid in front of you like with ceremony. It is almost like you need a different set of skills in making a choice – as opposed to deciding off a piece of paper and imagining how it would turn out. From all our choices from the trolley, the winner for me was the lemon tart.

I really enjoyed the service and food during my lunch here, it was value for money and a great treat. I think this will be on my eat list on my return trip to Macau.

Robuchon a Galera
Hotel Lisboa
3/F, Lisboa Tower
Tel: +853-8803-7878

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Anonymous adel said...

the bread selection,butter and desserts are gorgeous looking.may I know what would be the price per person approx. at this Joel restaurant during lunch hour?thanks.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Angeline said...

I am game for the bread basket & desserts for sure! absolutely in fav!

7:13 PM  
Anonymous The Thirsty Pig said...

Outstanding pictures. I haven't been to Robuchon in years. . . about 6 or 7 years ago

1:12 PM  
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